Ways to protect your money when traveling

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    By Cameron Huddleston/GOBankingRates

    When you're traveling, you're thinking about seeing the sights and having fun. However, if you let your guard down while on vacation, you can put your money at risk.

    "Thieves are always on the lookout for unsuspecting tourists, awaiting the opportunity to steal wallets and other personal items such as smartphones and electronic devices," said Sandra Bernardo, manager of consumer education at credit reporting agency Experian. A survey commissioned by Experian's ProtectMyID identity theft service found that 39 percent of respondents had been victimized while traveling.

    Fortunately, there are several things you can do to keep your money and personal information safe while traveling. By taking these precautions, you'll be more likely to enjoy your travels.